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Location Canada, Saskatchewan
Central coordinates 108o 27.72' West  50o 52.33' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 0 ha
Altitude 558 - 560m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Bird Studies Canada/Nature Canada



Site description Galloway and Miry Bays are located at the west end of Lake Diefenbaker about 20 km north of Cabri. Miry Bay is located on the west side of the lake at the southern end of the IBA. It was formed when the rising waters of the reservoir drowned the mouth of Miry Creek. Galloway Bay is on the east side of the lake, about 5 km farther north. Depending on the water level, the site also includes numerous islands and sandbars that extend to the north end of Lake Diefenbaker.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1997  46,550 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Canada Goose Branta canadensis passage  1990  84,800 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis passage  1991  78,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Cliffs, rocky shores & islets (freshwater); Freshwater lakes & pools  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research minor
fisheries/aquaculture minor
hunting minor
rangeland/pastureland major
tourism/recreation minor
water management major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Galloway and Miry Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014

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